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Professor Wilson is a specialist knee surgeon who qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry from Manchester University in 1989 and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s medical school, graduating in 1994. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Brisbane Orthopaedic Centre with Peter Myers in 2004.
Since becoming a consultant Professor Wilson has developed a specialist interest in knee preservation surgery particularly focusing on complex ligament and osteotomy surgery. Most recently he has set up a dedicated centre for osteotomy surgery at The Wellington Hospital in London and has also set up “The Children’s Knee Centre” based at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London. This brings together a group of knee surgeons to focus on the management of the paediatric knee including a programme for ACL damage prevention in the UK.
He has helped to develop the instruments and surgical techniques for a number of surgical procedures. He is particularly well known for his work on the All Inside ACL and PCL ligament which Adrian helped to pioneer and he has presented and published extensively on these procedures.
Professor Wilson has also pioneered and helped to develop several other surgical techniques including his ligament reinforcement concept for ligament reconstruction, the minimally invasive Posterolateral corner technique. Professor Wilson has also helped to pioneer the new “Anterolateral Ligament Procedure” and is a member of the anterolateral ligament expert group.
He has a particular interest in knee osteotomy surgery and is considered one of the leading world experts in this surgery and the management of the young arthritic knee. He is a co-founder of the UK Knee Osteotomy Registry (UKKOR) the first dedicated national database for osteotomy surgery. He has developed a number of instruments for osteotomy surgery and pioneered a minimally invasive technique for High Tibial Osteotomy Surgery. He co-founded the Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass in 2007. Professor Wilson handed on the role of vice chairman of the ESSKA osteotomy committee in 2017 he has a recognised centre for the ESSKA Osteotomy travelling fellowship.
Professor Wilson is also a member of the ESSKA Osteotomy Committee and the ESSKA Arthroscopy Committee.
He also set up a successful fellowship training programme for ligament and osteotomy surgery in 2012 and has a chair at the University of Winchester where he is a visiting Professor to the department of Sport & Exercise.
He frequently has international and UK visitors to observe both osteotomy and ligament surgery.
Raghbir graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2006 and completed his higher surgical training in the South East London region.
Following his training, he went on to refine his skills in knee surgery with a fellowship under the tutelage of Professor Wilson, Mr Risebury and Mr Yasen. This fellowship allowed him to develop a keen interest in all aspects of osteotomy surgery, cartilage preservation, arthroscopic ligament reconstructions, partial and total knee arthroplasty surgery. He has a particular interest in managing arthritis in younger patients. He has now been appointed as a Consultant in Knee Surgery at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital London.
Raghbir has published in all aspects of knee surgery and presented both nationally and internationally. He is an honorary lecturer at Winchester University and runs educational courses for higher orthopaedic surgical trainees in London.
Ronald van Heerwaarden headed the Limb Reconstruction Center and the Limb Deformity Reconstruction Units of the Sint MaartensClinics in the Netherlands until 2016. He has been working as a consultant for osteotomies in the International Knee and joint Centre in Abu Dhabi since 2015 and in 2016 he moved to the new Centre for Deformity Correction and Joint Preserving Surgery in Kliniek ViaSana, Mill, the Netherlands. In 2019 he started as a consultant at the London Knee Osteotomy Centre of the Wellington and Portland Hospitals in London.
He was appointed Chairman of the ESSKA Osteotomy Committee in February 2016 and currently serves as Vice-Chairman.
In the past decade, until August 2014, he was a member of the AO Knee expert group which is responsible for development of new osteotomy techniques, osteotomy instruments (e.g. sawguides) and the TomoFix plates. He has performed research projects on conservative treatments of monocompartmental OA and surgical treatments with osteotomies at different centres in Europe.
In recent years he was a co-editor with René Marti on the book Osteotomies for Posttraumatic Deformities and a co-editor of the book Osteotomies around the knee together with Philipp Lobenhoffer, Alex Staubli and Roland Jakob as well as a co-editor for a German book on osteotomies around the knee which was published in a second edition in 2014. For these books he produced 17 chapters and 9 case presentations. He was a co-editor of the KSSTA January 2013 special issue on Osteotomies around the Knee. Starting from 2004 he has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles on deformity analysis, osteotomies around the knees and joint preserving surgery. He has been an invited speaker at osteotomy meetings all over the world.
Dr. Al Getgood is an orthopaedic surgeon and clinician scientist specialising in complex knee reconstruction. He completed his primary medical degree (MBChB) at the University of Edinburgh in 2000 followed by orthopaedic residency in July 2010, which included completing a research Doctorate (MD) in orthopaedic sciences. His fellowship training included time in London (Ontario), Banff (Alberta) and Coventry (UK). In September 2012 he moved to Western University in Canada to work at the world renowned Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic in London Ontario.
Dr. Getgood’s clinical practice focuses on complex soft tissue reconstruction of the knee. He has been successful in securing peer reviewed and industry funded grants to build his pre-clinical and clinical research program focusing on joint preservation. Particular achievements include being awarded the MTF Junior Investigator award and the ISAKOS/OREF funding award.
Dr. Getgood has authored 48 peer-reviewed articles, 7 book chapters, edited 1 book and 1 journal issue. He has given over 85 national and international conference presentations, lectures and demonstrations. He is a past General Board Member of the ICRS and sits on the Sports Medicine committee ISAKOS. Dr. Getgood is also a member of the International ACL study group and the AOSSM.
Matt Dawson is a Knee Surgeon who specialises in sports injuries and degenerative conditions affecting the knee. He is a leading authority on osteotomy and Joint Preservation surgery in the UK and Europe.
Having completed his Orthopaedic training in London and a Sports Knee Fellowship in Dublin, Mr Dawson joined North Cumbria University Hospital in 2001.
Mr Dawson performs a wide range of knee procedures including arthroscopy, femoral and tibial osteotomy, total and partial knee replacement, articular cartilage surgery, single and multiple ligament reconstruction, patella realignment and stabilisation and a range of combined complex procedures for deformity and instability. Mr Dawson has developed one of the largest UK practices in osteotomy with over 400 cases to date.
Mr Dawson believes in the principle of joint preservation in order to prolong knee activity and knee function to the highest level. His philosophy is to individually assess patients with the appreciation that alignment and stability of the knee are the bedrock to successful knee function and successful surgery.
Mr Dawson is committed to the education of healthcare professionals. He hosts a successful fellowship in Osteotomy and Knee surgery at North Cumbria University Hospital and lectures locally, nationally, and internationally. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of osteotomy. He is one of two UK members on the ESSKA osteotomy committee.
In June 2015 Mr Dawson launched the annual Northern Osteotomy Masterclass. This acclaimed course attracts experts from around the globe and provides high-quality training for consultants and the surgeons of tomorrow. He is a co-convenor of the Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass and founder member and committee member of UKKOR, the world’s first national osteotomy registry.
Mr Dawson is working at the leading edge of knee osteotomy surgery with device technologies, surgical applications, and teaching techniques. He is a driver in several research projects in the field. Currently Mr Dawson is collaborating with a leading American company and European colleagues with a groundbreaking technology aimed at increasing accuracy of osteotomy surgery. This innovative technology permits correction of alignment to occur under precise post-operative control using a magnetic remote control device. Mr Dawson is the first UK surgeon to perform this surgery.
Mr Dawson undertakes his NHS practice at the North Cumbria University Hospital and consults privately in Carlisle, at The Cumbrian Clinic, Whitehaven and at BMI Hospital in Lancaster.
Kristian Kley completed his medical training at Hannover Medical School in 2006 and then started a residency in orthopaedic trauma in Hannover with Professor Lobenhoffer. After spending some time in the orthopedic section of the medical University Hanover he began to work as a fellow in Sports clinic Germany. He is now working as a consulting surgeon and partner of go:h (Gelenkchirurgie Orthopädie Hannover) with Prof. Lobenhoffer.
Kristian Kley early developed a strong interest in osteotomy around the knee. He is an active member of the Hannover team treating 300 patients per year with osteotomy around the knee and developing new techniques and instruments to ease these procedures. He has been active on national and international meetings and is also guest member of the Joint Preservation Expert Group of AO Foundation. Kristian Kley has developed unique techniques of minimal-invasive osteotomy of femur and tibia which are now used clinically in Hannover on a regular basis. Besides that he is the leading hip surgeon of go:h.
Dr Sachin Tapasvi, is one of the Leading Joint Replacement Surgeons practicing in Pune, boasting of several fellowships and experience garnered internationally as well as in India. He completed his MBBS and M.S. (Ortho) from B.J. Medical College, Pune- with GOLD medals for topping the university in both the courses. He further honed his skills after being selected as an Asia Pacific Fellow at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia from January 1998. Here, Dr Tapasvi was entrusted with the Adult Reconstruction Surgery services comprising Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement. His talent was recognized and lauded with an appointment as the Clinical Tutor to The University of Adelaide.
After returning to India, he began working as a consultant in arthritis, sports medicine, arthroscopy and joint replacement with some of the premier hospitals in Pune – Jehangir Apollo Hospital and Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Oyster and Pearl Hospital. With his healing touch, expert hands and skill that has been honed abroad, Dr Tapasvi now conducts specialty outpatients clinic with a combined patient load of about 80 patients per day. Surgery and the improvement it brings to his patients has always attracted him, and so Dr Tapasvi routinely performs complex surgeries and operates daily at hospitals conducting supra major and major surgeries with Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Revision TKR, Total Hip Replacement (THR), revision THR, arthroscopic knee and shoulder reconstructions. He believes in spreading the knowledge that he has himself earned through fellowships. Currently, he has two fellows – one each sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and Smith & Nephew, each for a duration of 6 months. The deserving candidates are chosen after a detailed interview process. Dr Tapasvi believes that the quest for true knowledge never ends, which is why he continues to update his knowledge and skills by conducting and attending conferences and continuing medical education programs both in India as well as abroad. His initiative called the Pune Knee Course – an annual educational program since 2011, covering everything in knee arthroscopy, is very well received every year.
Chris is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales NHS Trust, Cardiff, one of the busiest units in the UK. Chris spends one day a week in theatre, conducting trauma operations, often emergencies, and a further day every week performing more routine reconstructive surgery, mainly in the fields of knee, hip and foot surgery.
Responsibilities also include; the supervision and training of specialist orthopaedic trainees and visiting trainees from overseas. When not in theatre, the remainder of his week is spent in out-patient clinics, in carrying out training and teaching commitments and participating in an on-call rota for emergency work. Most of his routine operating timetable involves surgery of the major lower limb joints, with a large number of joint replacements, particularly in the more complicated cases such as those involving rheumatoid arthritis.